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Forum: Tech Help 10-04-2004, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,848
Posted By JoeB
Thanks for your help - the link to "sliding jaws"...

Thanks for your help - the link to "sliding jaws" gave me all the info I need.

JoeB
Forum: Tech Help 10-04-2004, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,848
Posted By JoeB
W126 rear window won't go up

One of the rear windows in my 1987 420 SEL won't go back up - I can hear the motor running, but the window stays down. And the glass rattles when I close the door, so I suspect the window has jumped...
Forum: Tech Help 11-10-2003, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,641
Posted By JoeB
concur with choice of SEL over SEC....I have...

concur with choice of SEL over SEC....I have transported a wheelchair-bound neighbor and multiple adults, and four doors is a big plus for both scenarios. Let Mom decide which one is best for her to...
Forum: Middle Atlantic - US (DC,DE,MD,PA,VA,WV) 10-03-2003, 09:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,779
Posted By JoeB
I read the address from my latest invoice -...

I read the address from my latest invoice - quote:

LUXUS AUTOMOBILE
Mercedes Benz Service - Parts
9065 Liberia Venue
Manassas VA 20110
703-361-0666
703-631-9333
Forum: Middle Atlantic - US (DC,DE,MD,PA,VA,WV) 09-13-2003, 01:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,779
Posted By JoeB
good shop in Washington DC area (Manassas VA)

fantastic discovery of independent mechanic - Luxus Mercedes at 9065 Liberia Ave, Manassas VA, 703-361-0666. Has been in business many years, OUTSTANDING craftsmanship, only works on MB, and best...
Forum: Tech Help 04-11-2003, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,503
Posted By JoeB
Thanks to all for the advice - now how do I get...

Thanks to all for the advice - now how do I get to the switch? Do I have to remove the entire door panel, or does the small plastic cover (and switch knobs) pop off?

JoeB
Forum: Tech Help 04-05-2003, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,503
Posted By JoeB
W126 seat adjustment switch

today I moved the passenger seatback all the way forward on my 420SEL and now it won't recline - all other seat directions work, but the seatback won't recline - suggestions? Do I need a new seat...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-02-2003, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,306
Posted By JoeB
where did you have the bodywork/paint done when...

where did you have the bodywork/paint done when you had the headlight wipers removed? they did a great job

JoeB
Forum: Tech Help 02-02-2003, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By JoeB
your 380 doesn't have limited slip...among W126...

your 380 doesn't have limited slip...among W126 series, only 560 SEL and 560 SEC had limited slip

JoeB
Forum: Tech Help 02-01-2003, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By JoeB
amazing - my 420SEL has exact same symptoms -...

amazing - my 420SEL has exact same symptoms - took it to MB dealer after posting similar thread in shopforum, and they replaced the O2 sensor - which did nothing for the surge (bounces from 1300 up...
Forum: Tech Help 01-02-2003, 09:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,403
Posted By JoeB
oustanding, thanks to all for your replies. ...

oustanding, thanks to all for your replies.

yes, several of the replies were posted out of sequence.....makes for interesting reading....and provides good training for having a discussion with...
Forum: Tech Help 01-02-2003, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,253
Posted By JoeB
I also have an 87 420SEL....is the extent of your...

I also have an 87 420SEL....is the extent of your leak depicted in the photo? Is there a puddle of oil on the driveway after sitting all night? With such low miles, you shouldn't need any...
Forum: Tech Help 12-31-2002, 10:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,403
Posted By JoeB
thanks, concur it is a small constant-speed motor...

thanks, concur it is a small constant-speed motor - but I need to know exactly where it is in W126 models.....moderators, can you help out?

JoeB
Forum: Tech Help 12-31-2002, 10:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,403
Posted By JoeB
Suginami, thanks!

Suginami, thanks!
Forum: Tech Help 12-31-2002, 04:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,403
Posted By JoeB
W126 interior temperature sensor

First, my 420SEL has an interior temperature sensor located overhead next to the dome light - correct? Lately a squeek has started in the vicinity of the sensor, beginning as soon as I start the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-30-2002, 01:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 714
Posted By JoeB
420SEL surging on deceleration

1987 420SEL surges when decelerating in both 4th and 3rd gear...usually occurs between 2,000 and 1,800 (at 1,800 surges back to 2,000, drops to 1,800, repeats) when drifting downhill with foot off...
Forum: Tech Help 10-24-2002, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,782
Posted By JoeB
been there/done that/got the Vibration T-shirt...

been there/done that/got the Vibration T-shirt (see my previous postings).

To all with front end vibration - LISTEN TO LARRY. I had a terrible time with front end vibration between 72-77...
Forum: Tech Help 08-29-2002, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,950
Posted By JoeB
Look on this website to buy the hood pad, or try...

Look on this website to buy the hood pad, or try Performance Parts.

If you don't replace it, you will begin to see a noticeable difference in the paint on your hood. The voice of experience...
Forum: Middle Atlantic - US (DC,DE,MD,PA,VA,WV) 08-09-2002, 12:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,779
Posted By JoeB
MB dealer in Alexandria, VA

Have taken my W126 twice now to new MB dealer in Washington DC area, MB of Alexandria, with good results (A/C problems and wheel balancing).

FYI, they are offspring of American Service Center of...
Forum: Tech Help 08-09-2002, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By JoeB
follow-up: took car to dealer, replaced "klima"...

follow-up: took car to dealer, replaced "klima" relay (climate control relay switch) and added freon with dye to identify source of leak. A/C works fine; will take it back after 1k miles so they...
Forum: Tech Help 08-09-2002, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By JoeB
87 420SEL has ABS

87 420SEL has ABS
Forum: Tech Help 08-05-2002, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By JoeB
thanks - but I'n not sure what a Klima relay...

thanks - but I'n not sure what a Klima relay is....

JoeB
Forum: Tech Help 08-05-2002, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By JoeB
I forgot to add - 420SEL, 1987, 250k. JoeB

I forgot to add - 420SEL, 1987, 250k.

JoeB
Forum: Tech Help 08-05-2002, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By JoeB
Unhappy on the road A/C failure

So there I was at 30,000 feet, with two MiGs on my tail, somewhere over Washington DC, with the outside temperature around 97 degrees, and my beautifully-functioning A/C suddenly started blowing...
Forum: Tech Help 06-24-2002, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,793
Posted By JoeB
Have checked tie rod ends and entire front and...

Have checked tie rod ends and entire front and rear suspension - several times - by very qualified MB mechs.

Am very frustrated with a car that was supposedly designed to run at high speeds on...
Forum: Tech Help 06-20-2002, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,793
Posted By JoeB
I'm glad in a way to read of others with the same...

I'm glad in a way to read of others with the same mysterious front end vibration at 80 mph in an W126 SEL. I have had new tires, new shocks, balanced & rotated a dozen times....very frustrating...
Forum: Tech Help 02-27-2002, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,957
Posted By JoeB
My 420SEL has 243k miles. Only major repairs...

My 420SEL has 243k miles. Only major repairs have been valve job, catalytic converter and a/c pushbutton unit. Fully expect to go well over 300K with it. Will eventually need paint job thanks to...
Forum: Tech Help 11-23-2001, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By JoeB
Had same problem with 420SEL at 220K miles. ...

Had same problem with 420SEL at 220K miles. Started to buy a new seat frame and cushion, but before I did, I checked with my local MB mechanic for installation advice. He recommended an auto...
Forum: Tech Help 11-01-2001, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,413
Posted By JoeB
Believe you will enjoy your 420SEL. I have 240k...

Believe you will enjoy your 420SEL. I have 240k on mine and still going strong. Expect to need a valve job at 200k plus a catalytic converter. If you start to use a lot of oil, go ahead and get...
Forum: Tech Help 10-31-2001, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 961
Posted By JoeB
Had similar problems with 87 420SEL; replaced...

Had similar problems with 87 420SEL; replaced bits and pieces with no luck - and then took it to good MB mech, who replaced pushbutton unit, aux water pump and other items. Bottom line: W126 a/c...
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